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Google’s Bard now available in 180 countries including India

Within two months of its launch, the waitlist for the tech giant’s Generative AI platform is over for 180 countries and territories including India and will be supporting 40 languages soon

Google’s answer to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Bard, is now available for public usage in 180 countries including India. Launched two months back, the Generative AI platform was only available to the US and UK.

The tech giant had announced the latest development along with a couple of updates through a company blog post.

As per the blog post, “As we continue to make additional improvements and introduce new features, we want to get Bard into more people’s hands so they can try it out and share their feedback with us. So today we’re removing the waitlist and opening up Bard to over 180 countries and territories — with more coming soon.”

It is to be noted that the Bard website is already up and running in India as of now.

Soon, Google’s AI experiment will also be able to support 40 languages, expanding its language models from the currently available ones for English, Japanese and Korean.

“We recently moved Bard to PaLM 2, a far more capable large language model, which has enabled many of our recent improvements — including advanced math and reasoning skills and coding capabilities. In the past few weeks, coding has already become one of the most popular things people do with Bard,” the blog post mentioned.

The newly announced updates to Google’s Generative AI platform include the coming together of Google Lens and Bard to facilitate text responses along with rich visuals, coding upgrades for sourcing citations, a dark theme, an export button and the integration of Google apps such as Docs, Drive, Gmail, Maps and others into the Bard experience.

“We want Bard to be a home for your creativity, productivity and curiosity — so we’re working to connect Bard with helpful Google apps and many more partners, including Kayak, OpenTable, ZipRecruiter, Instacart, Wolfram and Khan Academy," the blog post stated.

Furthermore, the company blog post also highlighted that in the coming months, Google will also integrate Adobe Firefly, Adobe’s family of creative generative AI models, into Bard so that users can easily and quickly turn their own creative ideas into high-quality images, edit them or even add them to their designs in Adobe Express.


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